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Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral John Martin supporting the NZDF Invictus Team

Invictus Games

Sydney 2018

Most of us will never know the full horrors of war. Many Servicemen and women suffer life-changing injuries, visible or otherwise, whilst serving their country. How do these men and women find the motivation to move on and not be defined by their injuries? 

NZDF Invictus Games Contingent Commander Commodore Dave Proctor said the Games were a platform that encouraged the force’s people, past and present, to continue to challenge themselves, and it could be part of the rehabilitation journey.

The NZDF had been involved with the Invictus Games since their inception in 2014, for some it is about the medals, it’s about winning the competition. For others it’s not. For some it’s about competing against others. For some it’s about competing with themselves. For some it’s about doing something that’s a bit different. For some it’s about being part of a team again. For all of them it’s about being part of a whanau.

“...everybody is equal and everybody cheers everyone else on. It’s a really good environment to be in.”
Competitor, NZDF Team

The Invictus Games Sydney 2018 are presented by Jaguar Land Rover. The NZDF team is sponsored by Auckland RSA, Christchurch Memorial RSA, Fulton Hogan, Jaguar Land Rover and Direct Sport.

You can show your support too by downloading the poster here: http://bit.ly/NZInvictusTeamSupporters and sending your photos to socialmedia@nzdf.mil.nz.

Throughout the Games the team’s journey can be followed on:
Facebook: @NZInvictusTeam
Instagram: @NZInvictusTeam
Twitter: @nzdefenceforce

Find out more about the fourth Invictus Games - Invictus Games Foundation

 


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